(January 12): Thank you so much for singing in the chorus during these trying times! As you know, the choir is meeting once per week on Tuesdays at 6PM in Zoom. The zoom link is posted in our CANVAS shell. While I haven’t quite finished the practice recordings, I am continuing to post new tracks as I go along. There might also be additional pieces added. (see practice page).
New practice recordings are on the way. I have started recording beautiful Spirituals and highlights from Bach’s Cantata 147.
SF Chronicle- “The gentle voices of the choir filled the great room with dramatic swells that touched on the full spectrum of emotion – with moments of high intensity giving way to unbridled jubilation.“
Oakland City Chorus provides opportunity for members of our community to sing a rich mixture of choral masterpieces and world music with no dues or membership fees except enrollment in a 1- unit class at Laney College (Music 125, 128, 146, or 225). Dedicated to promoting choral excellence in the greater Oakland area, OCC is an outgrowth of the Laney College Choir, founded in 2004. Visit the JOIN page for more information.
We perform a wide variety of repertoire including Classical Music, World Music, Spirituals, and New Music. We have sung in Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish, Xhosa, and others. Recent concerts have featured major works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Fauré, Hensel, Ives, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Ramirez, Schubert, and Vivaldi and others. Please visit the Concerts page for current information.